Lesson Plan - Get It!
It was an amazing flight for 1903!
- How did the Wright brothers do it?
Man has long been interested in flight.
Many flying machines were tested in the early 19th century because of this quest and desire to fly. In 1903, the Wright Brothers were able to fly an airplane successfully.
They spent five years designing and testing a powered airplane that could fly instead of glide because they figured out the forces of aerodynamics.
Aerodynamics is about how objects, like airplanes and cars, can go smoothly and efficiently in the sky or on the road by understanding how air pushes against them.
In this lesson, you will discover the four aerodynamics forces and investigate how planes can fly.
First, watch the Wright Brothers' historic first flight in the video below.
Now that you have watched the footage of the historic first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, it's time to examine the forces of aerodynamics.
Watch the next video to take a closer look.
After watching, move to the Got It? section.